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Blackened Cod

Blackened Cod with Garlic Aioli and Corn Salsa

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Recipe Details


We’re using a classic Southern technique called blackening in this customer-beloved recipe. Cod fillets get rubbed down with our smoky-sweet spice blend, then seared to crisp perfection. The spice crust is balanced by a drizzle of cool, creamy, lemony aioli. Pair with a salad of avocado, tomato, and corn cut straight from the cob, and complete your salute to summer.


  • Stovetop Only
  • Low Carb Diet

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By Chef Elana

By Chef Elana

Nutritional info

  • Calories 690
  • Protein 28g
  • Total Carb 32g
  • Total Fat 54g

Given the cook-at-home nature of Plated and natural variation in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details.

Ingredients & Equipment

What we send

  • cod
    10 ounces
  • blackening spice mix
    2 teaspoons
    blackening spice mix
  • tomato
  • ears corns
    ears corns
  • lemon
  • garlic
    1 clove
  • mayonnaise
    5 packets
  • ground cayenne pepper
    1/4 teaspoon
    ground cayenne pepper
  • avocado

What You’ll Need

  • olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • 10" medium nonstick pan

Cooking Steps

  1. Season cod

    Season cod

    Pat cod dry with paper towel and season all over with blackening spice mix and ½ teaspoon salt, pressing to adhere. Set aside to marinate at room temperature for about 10 minutes.

  2. Prepare ingredients

    Prepare ingredients

    While cod marinates, rinse tomato and roughly chop. Shuck corn, discarding husks and silk; slice off kernels into a large bowl, discarding cobs. Halve lemon. Mince garlic

  3. Cook corn

    Cook corn

    Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium nonstick pan over medium-high heat. When oil is shimmering, add corn and cook, stirring frequently, until charred in spots, about 5 minutes. Return cooked corn to large bowl and set aside. Rinse pan and wipe pan clean for the next step.

  4. Blacken cod

    Blacken cod

    Return pan from corn to medium-high heat with 1 tablespoon olive oil. When oil is shimmering, add cod to pan and sear until spices are blackened and a thin knife inserted into the fish meets no resistance, 2-3 minutes per side. Transfer blackened cod to serving plates.

  5. Make garlic aioli

    Make garlic aioli

    In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, garlic, up to half of cayenne (use more or less depending on your spice preferences), and juice of ½ lemon to combine. Season with ⅛ teaspoon salt and black pepper as desired. Halve avocado and discard pit; using a spoon, carefully scoop out flesh, discarding skin. Cut into ½-inch dice.

  6. Finish salsa and plate

    Finish salsa and plate

    To bowl with corn, add tomato, avocado, juice of remaining lemon, 1 teaspoon olive oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and black pepper as desired; stir to combine. Serve blackened cod with corn salsa, drizzle over garlic aioli, and dig in!

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